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Apple TV vs Amazon Fire TV: What’s the difference after using each for months?

Apple TV vs Amazon Fire TV: What’s the difference after using each for months?

By 9 December 2014

So...you're thinking about buying a set-top box but feel stuck between what Apple and Amazon both have to offer. We understand. It's a difficult decision to make. Which device provides access to the most amount of movies and TV shows and apps and games?... >>

EE TV review: A revelation for screens big and small
4.5 out of 5

EE TV review: A revelation for screens big and small

By 5 December 2014

EE, the mobile network operator and internet provider, has always included entertainment as part of its offering, from movies to cinema tickets. With EE TV, the company makes a bigger play for home entertainment, offering a greater incentive to opt for... >>

Amazon Fire TV review
4 out of 5

Amazon Fire TV review

By 24 October 2014

When we first encountered the Amazon Fire TV and wrote our original review, it was a US product only. Since then though it has made it onto the UK market too and, with hindsight and time on its side, the UK version has implemented some of the things missing... >>

What is EE TV and why is it worthy of sitting under your TV?

What is EE TV and why is it worthy of sitting under your TV?

By 8 October 2014

EE has just announced a hardware release aimed at transforming your living room into the centre of your media home. EE TV is a set-top box that not only offers Freeview but also catch-up services and more. EE is focused on offering an experience for the... >>

EE launches YouView-like set-top box named EE TV, stream shows to your mobile

EE launches YouView-like set-top box named EE TV, stream shows to your mobile

By 8 October 2014

EE, the network operator, has today announced a new piece of hardware today - a set-top box named EE TV. EE TV is a bit like YouView, the box used by BT and TalkTalk. EE's Orange in France already has a set-top box which is provided with partners Netgem.... >>

Apple TV beta brings iOS 7-style flat interface to set-top box

Apple TV beta brings iOS 7-style flat interface to set-top box

By 5 August 2014

Alongside the latest beta for iOS 8, Apple has released a new software beta for Apple TV that includes a redesigned interface. You will notice that the update, which is currently limited to developers, makes the set-top box's interface look much more... >>

Netflix trumps cable kings like AMC and Showtime, with 31 Emmy nominations

Netflix trumps cable kings like AMC and Showtime, with 31 Emmy nominations

By 10 July 2014

Netflix is no longer that cute streaming service with a single hit series. It is a powerhouse with 31 new Emmy nods under its belt for several original shows. More than doubling the number of Emmy awards it was nominated for last year, Netflix has received... >>

A week in reviews: 23 - 27 June

A week in reviews: 23 - 27 June

By 28 June 2014

Summer solstice has seen the peak of daytime hours come and go and we've been most of those hours to bring you the latest tech reviews. In addition to the latest Nikon D810 full-frame DSLR camera announced this week, we've seen plenty of other top kit... >>

YouView found by High Court to be infringing on YourView copyright of Total

YouView found by High Court to be infringing on YourView copyright of Total

By 16 June 2014

The High Court has ruled that TV service YouView is infringing on the copyright name YourView owned by Total Ltd. YouView, a joint venture between BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva faces an injunction from Total Ltd. Mr Justice Sales... >>

YouView tips and tricks: Getting more from your set-top box

YouView tips and tricks: Getting more from your set-top box

By 27 May 2014

Did you know that by changing a few settings within your YouView box you can make it boot up faster? What about searching to see if that movie you want to watch is on soon? We've compiled as many YouView tips and tricks that we can find, and even talked... >>


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